Our Guides are locals

Serving your clients (our guest) the best of Canada

Guides

CSM Travel’s successful small group tour series are led by our fantastic team of tour guides. The guides are chosen based on experience, knowledge, certifications and most importantly on personality. They are all enthusiastic, multilingual and willing to share their Canadian adventures with you.


Anton Zanesco



Barry Stutz

Barry Stutz

Remember when the Beatles were at their best in the 60’s and we all wanted to know what they were actually singing? This is what brought me over to Canada from eastern Switzerland. I wanted to learn more than just school grammar English. Sure enough it was easy to fall in love with this great country I still call ‘home’ to this day. My love of nature, travel and sports led me to work the summers in tourism and the winters in the ski industry. I have spent the past 20 plus years guiding in Western North America from San Francisco to Denali with the main concentration around the Calgary / Rockies and Vancouver / Vancouver Island Corridor. I can never get enough of the Beauty of the West…..
Looking forward to sharing adventures in Canada’s open spaces with you!!
Languages: English, German, Swiss (no Yodelling) and some French



Denise Undorf



Iris Schwarz

Iris Schwarz

Hi, I am Iris and I grew up in Germany. My college studies included Tourism & Hotel Management. I moved to Canada almost 20 years ago to spend a winter skiing in a small, friendly town in the interior of British Columbia. I never left.
I discovered how much I love Canada through the outdoors, sports and the wildlife.
My first season as a tour guide was spent hiking, canoeing, and mountain biking in the wilderness of the Yukon and Alaska. For the last 9 years I have guided European hiking groups through the National Parks in Western Canada.
I always give my very best and enjoy sharing my knowledge so that the guests can experience and become familiar with everything that I love about Canada.



Liz Abraham



Lucia Meier

Lucia Meier

Hi, I am Lucy. Originally, a trained chef from Switzerland I now live in beautiful BC. During my 8 years in Canada, I have worked in lodges all over BC in a variety of fields and have explored the natural beauty of the area. I love connecting with people through outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, canoeing and of course cooking. I can’t wait to show you the beauty of Canada…….

My motto: There is never bad weather, only bad clothing!



Marcel Meier

Marcel Meier

I am originally from Switzerland. I travelled Canada for many years, before I decided to move to this beautiful country. For 12 years I’ve been living in western Canada. I started to work as a canoe guide for a guest ranch in Wells Gray Park. My hobbies became my job - Mother Nature became my office! I love to share canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, dog sledding, snowshoeing and ski guiding with travellers from all over the world.



Markus Nellen

Markus Nellen

Home is where the heart is. Over the last couple decades I have travelled to many amazing places and have always come back to Western Canada. I truly enjoy sharing those special spots, those unique experiences and breathtaking vistas. I have been working in the Tourism and service industry for most of my life and still consider it the best profession to be in. I’m looking forward to meet and guide new and seasoned visitors to this neck of the woods.



Max Gotz



Mike Shoniker

Mike Shoniker

Vollständiger Name:Mike Shoniker
Geburtsjahr:  1949
Als Wikinger RL unterwegs seit wann?:2018
Hobbies:Skifahren, Skitouren, Wandern, Angelen

Profiltext:

Ich bin Kanadier. Ich habe Sport studiert und ich bin ein Staedtlicher geprueft Skilehrer. Meine Frau ist Oesterreicherin und wir haben uns in Oesterreich kennen gelernt. In British Columbia habe ich als B.C. Park Ranger gearbeitet. Fuer 25 jahren, habe ich auch vier grossen B.C. parks mit hunderte von Campingplaetze verwaltet. Mein Buero war die Natur. Seit 1996 habe ich als Skiguide fuer eine Deutsche Reisefirma gearbeitet. Die besten Skigebiete in West Kanada sind mir sehr bekannt. 

Ich liebe meine heimat British Columbia und es freut mich Gaesten British Columbia zu zeigen.



Norbert Meyer

Name: Norbert Wolfgang Meyer
Birth Year: 1956
Wikinger tourguide since: 2018
Hobbies: hiking, jogging, bicycling, in-line skating, skiing, photography, guitar, construction

Profiltext:

Norbert was born and raised in Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1977. He works as a registered massage therapist and holds a diploma in athletic therapy from Mount Royal University.

His travels took him to China where he lived, studied and explored the country for five month. A few years after that, he undertook bicycle tour through South East Asia for three month.

Back in Canada, with his previous engagement as a tourguide/driver, he combined his enjoyment of Canada’s amazing outdoors and the ability to share these experiences with others.



Renate Fleming

Renate Fleming


Tonya Don



Willem Oudemans

Willem Oudemans

I was born in Holland and have travelled a fair bit of the world. Both Canada and Holland are considered ‘home’ to me.
After many trips through the Canadian mountains it became hard not to get hooked on hiking and skiing! Living so close to all that goodness is just amazing.
When people ask me: What do you do? My answer is ‘I enjoy life!’ Touring with groups through western Canada has a high ranking on my list. Why? It energizes me when I share locations and experiences that are special to me. There are places that should not be missed as they give each visitor a better understanding of the local life and the area’s unique wow factors. Interacting with the various groups can create magic. ……..Did I tell you about the bear in Wells Gray Park?
I am strongly motivated, easygoing and always ready for adventure! My motto – ‘Everything is possible!’